June 10, 2011

Friday’s Water News: 50 Homes in Iowa Community Damaged by Sewer Overflows

Posted in Arkansas, California, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina at 7:35 pm by bengann

Top Story
About 50-homes in Indianola, Iowa saw their homes damaged by runoff from sewer overflows.  With about eight inches of rain in just 24 hours, it was too much for the 100-year old sewer system to handle. Even the wastewater treatment plant was flooded with 18-feet of raw sewage. On most days, it handles about 2-million gallons of wastewater and sewage. Over the past two days, it’s handled about 14-million gallons.

Other Headlines
The California’s Water Resources Control Board has received information it requested from San Luis Obispo County regarding a massive sewage spill last December and will now determine whether it will levy fines against the county.

In North Carolina, a damaged wastewater pump station spewed an estimated 50,000 gallons of raw sewage into a tributary of Upper Barton Creek, killing dozens of fish in the stream that flows into Falls Lake

The new pump station in Windsor, California will help resolve the town’s dilemma of storing and disposing its excess treated wastewater, sending millions of gallons of treated wastewater northward, connecting to Santa Rosa’s pipeline and The Geysers geothermal field.

Some residents in Hartford, Arkansas not only had to contend with 90 degree temperatures today, but also were without water after a water main break. It was the third break for the main, and rather than refurbishing the pipe, crews installed 300 feet of new piping.

Water and Sewer Rate News
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